March of Dimes aims to distribute commemorative onesies to the families of the 400–500 babies who will graduate from the Methodist Hospital neonatal-intensive-care unit (NICU) this year. Each onesie will be printed with the words: Proud to Be a NICU Graduate. Parents can dress babies in the onesies for their trips home, and keep them as a reminder of overcoming health problems during their NICU stays.
Besides its open sessions, Eagle Creek Pistol Range doubles as an instructional facility for its operator, Tactical Firearms Training. Here, students of all experience levels can enroll in courses such as NRA Basic Pistol as well as personal-protection classes for inside and outside the home. Sessions cover everything from basic pistol marksmanship to understanding Indiana's gun laws. All courses are taught by NRA-certified instructor and Indiana Attorney Guy A. Relford.
Indy Speed Date scatters the seeds of romance in elegant restaurants across the city by orchestrating flurries of five-minute tête-à-têtes for searching singles. Attendees should dress casual and prepare for 10–15 high-speed conversations in which they will chat with potential partners to determine their tastes, temperaments, and desire to fight crime in leotards. After each brief meeting, participants fill out a score card and then gallop to the next as-yet insignificant other.
Hip Moves' instructors lead cadres of muscle masons through energizing dance and fitness classes designed to build the core and stretch physiques. Navel neophytes can carve a sleeker shadow with a Belly-Dance Technique and Abs class, in which students learn basic shimmies and eject loose lint from tummy trenches, finishing the class with a bout of abdominal strengthening ($10/class). Squeeze in an hour's worth of warrior posing and Darth Vader-breathing during the Lunchtime Yoga class, or marry flexibility, core strength, posture, and brief meditation in a plural union during a yoga/Pilates mix class ($10/class). Hoop Dance & Fitness channels Pluto's orbit and Dante's circular afterlife for a sinew-building workout that incorporates exercise, technicality, and personal expression ($12/class). Consult the schedule for precise dates and times.
Nominated as one of Metromix's best bars in 2011, Taps & Dolls matches a medley of appetizers, sandwiches, and pizza with more than 44 draft beers, including craft brews and big-brewery ales. As bartenders loosen the taps, a line of flickering flat-screen TVs above the bar lets patrons cheer on their favorite sports teams or bellicose cartoon animals while they quaff PBR or Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. In addition to the 2-D entertainment, pool tables and arcade games—including Golden Tee and Silver Strike Bowling —keep fingers busy in between bites of chicken wings or fries, and a dance floor pulses with the beats of an all-request DJ Thursday–Saturday.